Syncing your Booking.com calendar to third-party calendars
To stay on top of all your reservations and avoid double-bookings, you can sync your Booking.com calendar with other third-party calendars. You should import reservations from other platforms and export your Booking.com reservations and closed dates to those platforms. We recommend doing both to avoid having to manually block off dates in all your calendars.
If you're new to Booking.com, we recommend doing this before your property opens for bookings on our platform. Just remember that calendars aren’t synced in real time, so individual reservations made on other platforms won’t sync instantly with your Booking.com calendar, and vice versa.
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Calendar syncing isn’t available for all property types. To import or export calendars, your property needs to have 20 room types or less, and a maximum of one unit per room type. Your property also can’t use XML connectivity services like property management systems or channel managers.
To see if it’s available to you, log in to the Extranet and click Rates & Availability. If your property is eligible for this feature, you’ll see Sync calendars in the drop-down menu.
Synchronizing your calendars across channels
Importing third-party calendars is useful if you work with other online channels and want to both import and sync another calendar with your Booking.com calendar. To make sure your availability is consistent across channels, we recommend exporting your Booking.com calendar to your third-party calendars as well. Be sure to have your third-party calendar open while you do this.
Here’s how to sync your calendars across channels:
- Log in to the Extranet.
- Depending on your view on the Extranet, click either Rates & Availability then Calendar, or click Calendar & Pricing.
- Click Sync calendars.
- Click Add calendar connection, then add the link to the third-party calendar you want to import reservations from. Give the calendar connection a name—if connecting to Airbnb you might call it “Airbnb”—then click Next step. You can also click Skip this step if you want to go straight to exporting your calendar. You can come back and import the third-party calendar later by clicking Complete set-up on the Sync calendars page.
- To export your Booking.com calendar, copy your Booking.com calendar link by clicking Copy link, then paste it into the relevant field on your third-party calendar (e.g. on Airbnb’s calendar syncing page). Under Export options, select whether you want to export only your Booked dates only or both Booked and closed dates. You can also choose to Skip export. You can export your Booking.com calendar anytime by clicking Complete set-up on the Sync calendars page.
- Once you do this, you can go back to the Extranet and click Done.
You’ll see the status as Activating while the connection is being set up. Once your calendars are synced, the status will change to OK. You’ll be able to see an overview of your calendar connections whenever you return to the Sync calendars page.
We automatically import any synced calendars, but you can manually sync your imported calendars by clicking Import now. To remove the imported calendar and stop syncing, click Remove.
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